Six Flags Great Adventure
Jackson, New Jersey
July 31, 2009
Page Four



El Toro Rollercoaster at Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson, New Jersey

I know I'm going to sound like a broken record but the airtime on El Toro is some of the best on the planet, or at least outside of renting NASA's "Vomit Comet" and being weightless for ten minutes.

El Toro Rollercoaster at Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson, New Jersey

El Toro could easily be at the top or pretty damn close to it if it weren't for it's restraints.  Every time I rode it the computer wouldn't let it dispatch unless the restraints were ridiculously far down.  Meaning that after buckling my seat belt and pushing my lap bar firmly down on my waist the ride operator pushed with all of his weight in order to firmly fuse it to my pelvis.  With the extreme air I understand needing to be firmly restrained but this was way too much.  Hey Intamin people like to ride without extreme pain!

El Toro Rollercoaster at Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson, New Jersey

While I'm complaining I might as well get into another topic.  Can El Toro be classified as a wooden coaster?  Yeah it has wood supports and the track is made out of layers of wood but unlike the rest of the non-Intamin made wood coasters out there it has wheels made of polyurethane instead of steel wheels on steel track. 

El Toro Rollercoaster at Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson, New Jersey


I've gone back and forth in my head on this, and I can't consider, and rank it with wooden coasters because of the fundamental difference of steel wheels on steel track.  Also it can't be ranked with steel coasters because of the track design.  So I think the best way to classify El Toro is a hybrid coaster as it takes from both wood and steel.



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